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What Will Smartphones Look Like In 2019? Here Are Our Favourite Ideas

28/04/2014 11:52 BST | Updated 28/04/2014 11:59 BST

The future of smartphones has been pretty easy to predict ever since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007 - thinner, faster, better cameras, repeat.

But the next five years? Well that's a little trickier.

While the top handsets are still getting thinner and faster, that's no longer enough to inspire the same launch-day queues and fervour we used to see a few years ago.

Instead manufacturers are having to think hard about what a next-generation phone or device will really be, and whether the traditional design of a phone is enough anymore.

This video looks at the potential future of the smartphone and asks if your next phone won't actually be a 'phone' at all...